The Different Types of Foster Care

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There are four ways to provide foster care:

  • Respite Care
    Providing care for a child so that the foster parent(s) can take a vacation or break.

  • Emergency Foster Care
    Providing care for children in crisis.  You would be available for a child on a 24-hour basis with no prior notice.  The care can last a few hours to a maximum of 30 days.

  • Foster Care
    Providing temporary care for a child until the child is placed back with their parent or another permanent living situation is located.

  • Fos-Adopt
    Providing a foster home to a child that you would adopt if the child became legally free for adoption.

Division of Children & Family Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
Phone: (402) 471-9272


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